PSP2, NGP, Vita…call it whatever you want; it still needs great games in order to succeed.

Most importantly, Sony's new portable will require a solid assortment of launch titles when the fancy new handheld arrives. We've heard multiple rumors supposedly confirming the NGP launch lineup and while this isn't official, it's encouraging to see more evidence . If true, this list is pretty damn good:

I've often said it in the past: hardware turns into a really expensive paperweight with no software. Of course, in this sense, the super light NGP doesn't really fit the analogy but you get the point. It won't be cheap and it'll need to compete against the likes of the Nintendo 3DS; hence, it really needs a great start.

Would this lineup convince you to nab the new portable on launch day?

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Riku994
Riku994
9 years ago

Rumor: Titles Confirmed 😛 I like this article

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

Lumines and Uncharted!

No rpgs. :_(

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

What's Lumines about?

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

Music puzzle game, like Tetris. Look it up on YouTube. Love it. =)

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

It's probably a bit more fancy than Lumines on psp but still… Not what I would buy a new psp for.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Made by the same team that's doing the very promising looking Child of Eden. Haven't played it on PSP, but I'd probably pick it up on the PSV to pad out the initial launch games that I'll have alongside the device.

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

Yes Child of Eden looks promising indeed – my best bet for a Move flagship so far!

playaplus
playaplus
9 years ago

really want uncharted life (vita) it's suppose to be called uncharted: golden abyss. It takes place between 1 and 2. also,i think it's awesome that mk is on there

Fane1024
Fane1024
9 years ago

Another source said it's set before U:DF.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Heh… I keep reading your name as Platypus. Also, maybe it'll be a bit of both, serving to introduce Chloe in the pre-DF section, then skipping forward to show how Drake and Elena broke up. I just hope that it'll be looong.


Last edited by Lawless SXE on 6/1/2011 2:11:57 AM

inkme101
inkme101
9 years ago

Uncharted, mortal kombat, and id have to check out the portable cod!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

No that list wouldn't convince me, it's gonna take a low price. And also I hope Sony has had time to digest all the hate over the Vita name in time to change it for E3.

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

I like Vita!
I think it's kinda cute sounding. It sounds to be something small and good looking, charming even.
– "I'll bring my Vita with me", I can definitely picture myself saying that.
Sounds all good to me!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Makes sense for a Japanese audience, not so much a western one.

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

"sense", does Vita mean anything?
There's plenty of car models (as an example) that has names like that, and not only japanese ones?

playaplus
playaplus
9 years ago

@worldends

I actually havent seen as much hate as i did for ngp

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

All I see is hate


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 5/31/2011 10:18:10 PM

sticklife
sticklife
9 years ago

That's just because it's "cool" to hate the psp, and now with the psp2 people are trying to find anything at all to hate. "pfff, I'll have to wait to see price, They gonna make me play games with touch screen? LOL!!! touchscreen on back? sony is just ripping off apple, but with back touch screen!"

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

mmmmnahhh I think the name just sucks balls.

GuernicaReborn
GuernicaReborn
9 years ago

If I were to get this, it would be more for the non-gaming features than anything else. I'm not into portable gaming that much, but I like little hi-tech devices. Playing Playstation games would be a bonus.

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

What non-gaming features do you have in mind?

thj_1980
thj_1980
9 years ago

CALL OF DUTY, MORTAL KOMBAT AND UNCHARTED WILL BE MINE hopefully.

AnonymousPoster
AnonymousPoster
9 years ago

No Riiiiiiiiiiddddgggee Racer?!! It's not a PlayStation launch without Ridge Racer!!

sticklife
sticklife
9 years ago

Oh, it'll be there, It will be the big surprise at the end of the show.

JMO_INDY
JMO_INDY
9 years ago

Dude that really made me LOL. Good one.

TheCrazyMerc
TheCrazyMerc
9 years ago

No Battlefield 3 :'(

RebelJD
RebelJD
9 years ago

Great games would definitely have me supporting the NGP. I purchased the Nintendo 3DS when it launched and having to wait until June 7th to see exactly what it can offer is an excitement kill.

mad pony
mad pony
9 years ago

Yep give me Ridge Racer, an RPG, Uncharted and a new MGS game on the horizon and I'd be tempted.

sticklife
sticklife
9 years ago

I'm going to get it for sure, uncharted seems cool. I would really love an ape escape game though. Oh, also a big action rpg would be nice.

shadowpal2
shadowpal2
9 years ago

Ahhhh…I was hoping that "Gravity Daze" would appear on that list. That looks hella fun, based on the little preview we saw of it on the NGP trailer.

I think the integrated reality function (or whatever it's called) is going to be hella fun!

Ignitus
Ignitus
9 years ago

This generation I learned to never buy a game console at launch. I'll wait for the first hardware revisíon and price drop. I can wait.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

those yellow boobs freak me out man, what gives?

blakkternalx520
blakkternalx520
9 years ago

if thats the line up, this will be great.

JMO_INDY
JMO_INDY
9 years ago

I for one think the great list of games is really just a HUGE bonus. I mean yeah it's the PSP at heart but really this is an all in one media machine we're looking at here that beats the iPod Touch in quality, look, feel, power, connectivity, integration, PRICE, and after all that… games. I really hope this will be priced lower than the i-Pod Touch, that will be the sweet spot. SONY has a potential KO on their hands if they play their cards right. I f you couldn't tell I believe SONY's real opponent here is not the DS anymore but the i-Pod demographic.

Aranha
Aranha
9 years ago

Wow, am I the only one psyched about WipEout? Lumines got me hooked on the original PSP as well. I suddenly feel like I'm experiencing deja vu, in a good way. It's like the original PSP launch all over again! And in that case, yeah, I'd be needing Ridge Racer.

And LOL @ KabutoHunter. That was nice.

Bloodedge
Bloodedge
9 years ago

No SE rpgs? C'mon, the best games this generation from them are arguably portable, its only natural that they support the NGP.

kingjose
kingjose
9 years ago

I still want it but the price might hold me back for a few years n I hope u could remote play with it playing any game

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

I told you before: change the avatar.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

I am deeply offended by that avatar and give Ben my full support. SXE!

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

@Lawless
I think you mean "largely" offended. That avatar is jinormous! Also, it lacks wit.

JMO_INDY
JMO_INDY
9 years ago

At least it's not Mau Zedong LOL, and besides I only take offence to the In God We Trust part everything else is all good haha

JMO_INDY
JMO_INDY
9 years ago

At least it's not Mau Zedong LOL, and besides I only take offence to the In God We Trust part everything else is all good haha

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

Not a single game on that list that impressed me. I mean, Lumines and Wipeout AGAIN? I don't know what "Little Deviants" is so can't say anything about that one, but the rest are uninteresting to me. They are well known brands though, so I guess they will sell.
I will not start a Uncharted rant again, let's just say that I won't buy it and leave it at that.

In addition to big games (like Mass Effect or even Burnout Paradise, how awsome would that be) I was hoping for more unique NGP titles, like Crush on the PSP. Games that are not just watered down versions of console games, but unique IPs for that platform.

I hate to admit it, but all in all I am disappointed. I was expecting at least *one* big surprise on that list. Something that made me go "omg, ok, I *want* this".
If this is the final list then I will definitely put the NGP on hold until further notice.


Last edited by Beamboom on 6/1/2011 12:59:33 AM

playaplus
playaplus
9 years ago

yo, e3 isnt hear yet bro…there could be more surprises

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

I say let's leave all the surprises for E3, right where they should be.

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

Ahaaaaa… I see. Of course! These are just the "warm up", sort of. The support bands. Makes perfect sense.

Thanks guys – my enthusiasm is restored!
DAY ONE! DAY ONE!!1!1


Last edited by Beamboom on 6/1/2011 3:54:16 AM

Agent_47
Agent_47
9 years ago

Beside uncharted that list of games is very…Blah !! Well its
still very early. NGP > Vita

playaplus
playaplus
9 years ago

os life all day…i'd play that catherine game on this…

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Off topic for a sec…..

Hey Baseballedude or Ben,

Can you fix this demonic "toggle scrolling button" to stay exactly how I've set it to off mode forever? It's driving me nucking futs!

FYI, I'm not sure if you guys are aware of it but, if I post something, it keeps resetting itself back to "scrolling" mode, & then I have to make up to 5 more clicks just to get back to the main page afterwards.
And if I have a lot of posts to do, it get so bad, it makes me not even want to post anything at all.

Please, help a brother out


Last edited by BikerSaint on 6/1/2011 2:05:23 AM

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

I say, I say, I say get used to it boy. Nah, it's the bane of PSXE, and it must be eradicated. A bunch of us were just talking about old cartoons at work today and we all ended up talking like Foghorn Leghorn for the last hour or so. And then I just couldn't resist your avatar.